Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on Tuesday. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Men look at mobile phones at the Adjame market in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The market for mobile telephones in developing countries has grown quickly, and now Facebook and Google are trying to get users to use the Internet on their devices. Issouf Sanogo /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Before Steve Silverman helped Google build its new Trekker, he built cameras for NASA to photograph the surface of Mars. Silverman says the Trekker is built to survive in intense conditions. It will boot up at 10 below zero Celsius or at 110 Fahrenheit. It will even work after being fully submerged in water. Steve Henn/NPR hide caption

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In this photo illustration, the Google logo is seen through a pair of glasses in Glasgow, Scotland. The European Union says a change in Google's privacy policy is a breach of European privacy law. Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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Google CEO Larry Page. What's he going to say now? Emmanuel Dunand /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Google's data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, houses servers in over 115,000 square feet of space. Connie Zhou/Google hide caption

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California Gov. Jerry Brown (front left) rides in a driverless car to a bill signing at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., on Sept. 25. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Researchers are increasingly using cloud computing to discover new drugs and medical treatments. Cloud computing is often cheaper and quicker than in-house computing. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A spoof site launched by Erik Johnson pretends to offer Google's search engine — if it were run by replacements. Replacement Google hide caption

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A Google logo is seen through windows of Moscone Center in San Francisco during Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, in June. Google is one of several major tech companies known for the "acqui-hire." AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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